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question, is the arrest of eric williams connected to the murders of two texas prosecutors? right now authorities aren't saying. kaufman county district attorney mike mclelland and his wife were found shot dead it in their home last month. mark hasse was gunned down in january. >> reporter: this house belongs to a former kaufman county justice of the peace named eric williams. on friday, investigators spent hours combing through the house. then on saturday, those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report they found a crown victoria police style vehicle. media reports this type of car was seen in the naibtd the night the mclellands were murdered. eric williams is in jail, over the weekend arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. he's being held on a $3 million bond. williams and his lawyer have vigorously denied any involvement in the kaufman county murders and insist they've cooperated voluntarily with investigators. >> my heartfelt condolences go out to both the mclelland and the hasse family because they were in publ
justice of the peace named eric williams. on friday, investigators spent hours combing through the house. then on saturday, those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report they found a crown victoria police style vehicle. media reports this type of car was seen in the naibtd the night the mclellands were murdered. eric williams is in jail, over the weekend arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat. he's being held on a $3 million bond. williams and his lawyer have vigorously denied any involvement in the kaufman county murders and insist they've cooperated voluntarily with investigators. >> my heartfelt condolences go out to both the mclelland and the hasse family because they were in public office doing the right thing, and for some reason that we're not aware of paid the ultimate price for that. >> reporter: williams' connection to mark hasse and mike mclelland dates back to last year. he was convicted on two felony counts. this video played at his trial shows him stealing computers from a county building and here he is d
eric williams was responsible for that murder? >> yes. >> he did. >> but eric williams says he didn't do it. he's capitali incooperating wit. >>> plus moving at speeds of more than 50 miles an hour, two deadly avalanches sweep over hikers. >> i thought i'm dying because the snows continuously covering my body and my face. and i couldn't see anything. >> now the search is on to find one man still missing. >>> also, adam scott takes home the coveted green jacket, but it's the text message that has everyone talking. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. in north korea, a reason to celebrate. for the rest of the world, a reason to watch. it's a holiday, a time to recognize the birthday of its fou founder. and we've seen his grandson, the current leader, kim jong-un. he did not mark the day by firing firing a ballistic might go still. >> to make it clear to hopefully reasonable somebody who is reasonable in north korea as well as to the chinese who have an impact at north korea that we are deadly serious about our obligati
in on a former kaufman county justice of the peace. eric williams was arrested just this past weekend on an unrelated charge. a source tells our affiliate out of dallas, wfaa that ballistic tests are being done on weapons found in a storage locker room that was rented for williams and reports indicate that these weapons are similar to the those used in the murders. cnn's ed lavendera following the developments for us this morning live in dallas. ed, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. we've been reporting for some time we knew that investigators have been poring through cases that mark hasse, the assistant d.a. and mike mclelland might have prosecuted that someone might be in the files they would need to take a closer look at and that's where eric williams came up. this house belongs to a former kaufman county justice of the peace named eric williams, on friday, investigators spent hours combing through the house. then on saturday those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report investigators found 20 weapons inside the
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of mark's murder that he felt like the person that needed to be investigated was eric williams. >> reporter: and what did you think about that? >> my belief was is that certainly he would be investigated. >> reporter: mcclelland and his wife cynthia were shot and killed in their home two months later. here's what eric williams told our station in dallas/fort worth two weeks ago. >> my heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. >> reporter: a search last weekend of williams' home, his in-laws' home and a storage facility found multiple guns and a car similar to one spotted near the mcclelland shooting. the williams are being held here at the kaufman county jail. kim williams could face the death penalty if she is convicted. scott, it's expected eric williams will be charged in the murders tomorrow. >> pelley: manuel, thank you. we wanted to note the passing of our friend pat summerall, the sportscaster with the majestic voice. he spent much of his career at cbs sports after playing ten years in the n.f.l., mostly as a kicker. summerall was best k
news" is reporting that kim williams, the wife of eric williams has been arrested in connection with the murder of the kaufman county district attorney and his wife. martin savidge on the phone. bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning, carol. i had a conversation with the kaufman county jail and they are refusing to give any comment about the latest development. it is quite a bombshell. according to "the dallas morning news," the wife of a former justice of the peace. he's already being held in the kaufman county jail for making a terroristic threat, but 46-year-old kim williams was apparently booked into the kaufman county jail at about 3:00 this morning. and she has been charged with one count of capital murder. now, remember, this is the county that has been shocked by three murders, including the district attorney a couple of weeks ago, his wife. they were brutally murdered. gunned down in their own home and then the assistant district attorney, gunned down at the end of january. that sparked a massive federal and local investigation. that has looked in many different
of mike mcclelland and his wife cynthia. eric williams is being held on other charges. his wife kim has been indicted for capital murder. they successfully prosecuted eric williams last year for theft. >>> a hayward woman sleeping on her coach was hit in the neck and head by bullets that flew through her window. we're live in hayward now where the victim is undergoing surgery. >> reporter: well, the boyfriend actually of the shooting victim came home. he didn't want to speak to us on camera but he tells us that his girlfriend is expected to survive so he's obviously quite relieved. now police are looking into the possibility that the girlfriend may not have been the intended target. now, all of this unfolded early this morning 12:30 at the home on smally avenue on western. you can see the bullet holes in the front window. police believe the shooter was standing on the front porch when he or she pulled the trigger and shot at the victim who was sleeping on the living room floor. the boyfriend and his two children were in the house at the time, but they were not hurt. paramedics took the
wife and a county prosecutor. according to an affidavit she says her husband eric williams pulled the trigger. he has not yet been charged. the two men who were killed in these cases had prosecuted eric williams last year for theft. he was convicted and fired from his job and sentenced to probation as a result. >>> because american airlines had a very bad day yesterday when its computer system went down and the entire fleet was grounded for a time, today they say most of the system is back to normal. there are still some aircrafts that had to put down in some unintended locations. well, because of all of it their ceo tom horton posted an apology video on youtube. he blamed it on a software problem. about a thousand flights were cancelled. about 1,200 were delayed. >>> baseball fans and especially red sox fans know the neil diamond modern-day classic "sweet caroline" is the anthem of fenway park. over the past 24 hours as a show of respect and support for boston, the song has been played at baseball games across the country. nowhere was it more impactful than when they played it at
a day before the search focused on the kaufman, texas, home of a man who knew the victims. eric williams. williams is a former kaufman county justice of the peace. he was fired last year after being convicted of stealing computer equipment from the county. >> there's three monitors missing. one's on your desk. >> uh-huh. >> right now. where are the others. >> reporter: assistant district attorney and district attorney mike mclelland prosecuted the case against williams. hase was killed in january, mclelland and his wife were found shot to death in their home last month. williams denied any involvement in an interview two weeks ago. >> my heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. and especially to the people that work at the courthouse. >> reporter: his attorney said williams has cooperated with law enforcement. and he hopes that the perpetrators are brought to justice. the "dallas morning news" says it was a threatening e-mail traced to williams which lead to his arrest yesterday for making ter ris particular threats. he is not charged with the killings.
and his wife as well as another top prosecutor. this morning, eric williams, a former justice of the peace, was arrested after his home was searched, but he's not being called a suspect in the murders. senior correspondent john miller is here to help us sort this all out. john what, is going on here? >> reporter: so what is going on is they've shifted their view in this case away from the original theory that was it might have been part of the aryan brotherhood prison gang because that prosecutor's office was involved in a case there, more to individual people prosecute bide both of the district attorneys whoere murder. and that brought them to eric williams, who was aned justice of the peace who was then prosecuted, both by by mark hassee, and by mike mclelland, and looked looking into him they found out he was somebody who made threats to other people, who had a large collection of guns, and possibly had a grudge. of course, he denies all this. >> axelrod: you've spoken to him a couple of times. what's he saying to you? >> reporter: what he says is he understands why they're looking at h
-life threatening injuries. the victim was targeted and the gang-taskcourse is in the area. >>> eric williams is being searched for the district attorney cases of two men gunned down. investigators have not named the former justice of the peace as a suspect. >>> the sequestration is causing people to shut back on park and tours and that included the flight 93 memorial. the director of the national park service says budget cuts are forcing them to reduce access to the area and the other national parks. >> no specific park was singled out. >>> the park board of directors has decided to experiment with night meetings. few people other than bart employees and contractors attend and bart will hold two night meetings to see if more regular riders attend. they will discuss restrictions on bringing bicycles on train. >>> an english teacher telling students to study nazi propaganda and come up with evidence blaming the jews and the district principle says the assignment was ill-conceived. >> i can go from a letter of counsel all the way through termination. there is a broad spectrum, but i am not goin
. former justice of the peace eric williams was arrested over this past weekend on an unrelated charge. they're not calling him a suspect or a person of interest, ed lavandera following developments for us this morning out of dallas. ed, good morning. >> good morning, brooke. we've paid a lot of attention to kaufman county over the last few weeks. a lot of people under a lot of duress, unease about what exactly has been going on with these murders. last night, a prayer walk there in the kaufman county square at the courthouse where these two prosecutors worked. these people praying for a conviction and an arrest in this case. and now a lot of attention being paid to this former justice of the peace, eric williams was, who was prosecuted by mark hasse about one year ago. this house belongs to a former kaufman county justice of the peace named eric williams. on friday investigators spent hours combing through the house. then on saturday, those investigators descended on this storage unit 15 miles away. several local media outlets report investigators found 20 weapons inside the storage u
.a. mark hasse was also killed. both helped prosecute eric williams on charges he stole office equipment. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: investigators searched williams' house. they pulled a white crown victoria from one unit. they also found multiple guns. ballistic tests are being done on the weapons to see if they are connected to the murders. just a day before the search focused on the home of a man who knew the victims. eric williams. williams is a former kaufman county justice of the peace. he was fired last year after being convicted of stealing computer equipment from the county >> there's three monitors missing. one's on your desk right now where are the others at? >> reporter: assistant district attorney mark hasse and mclelland prosecuted the case. hasse was killed outside the courthouse. mclelland and his wife were found shot to death in their home last month. williams denied any involvement in an interview two weeks ago. >> my heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy, and especially to the people that work at the courthouse. >> repor
of the peace eric williams was arrested yesterday. police charged kim williams with capital murder, according to her arrest warrant, she confessed to police that she helped her husband kill prosecutor mark hasse in january, then, she said she helped kill michael mcclellan and his wife last month. her husband was the triggerman in the murders. eric williams apparently blamed mcclellan and hasse for getting him removed as a justice of the peace last year. williams was arrested last week on a separate charge of threatening police who were investigating the killings. we'll take that live news conference right after this. and. so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®. recommended by dermatologists 2 times more than any other brand. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ neutrogena®. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teachi
. >> reporter: for years in little town kaufman, texas, justice of the peace eric williams and his wife kim were known as solid citizens. and when district attorney mark mclelland and his wife were gunned down in their own home, williams expressed his sympathies. >> my heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. >> reporter: the case drew national attention and suspicion fell on white supremacist prison gangs. >> anything that the public can help with? >> not that we're releasing. >> reporter: but today authorities say the killers were none other than eric and kim williams. >> kim lene williams, 46, of kaufman, has been arrested and charged with the offense of capital murder. >> reporter: police say she confessed to her involvement in the murder scheme. according to court documents, she told investigators her husband shot to death the mclellands and also assistant district attorney mark hasse, gunned down near the courthouse in january. the alleged motive, revenge. mclelland and hasse prosecuted williams shown here on surveillance tapes, for stealing government co
. >> what about the grudge. >> eric williams was a high profile attorney, a newly justice of the peace when he was convicted for stealing commuters. he lost his job, his law license, and quickly suffered financial problems. williams claims the prosecutors tampered with the evidence and he was wrongly convicted. both hasey and mclelland began carrying guns of the trial, and mclegal long thought williams should be have investigated for hasey's murder. >> eric williams has always been on the radar. we talked to him immediately after mark hasey's death, and also the night of the mclelland shooting. so he has always been on the radar. we have had a very broad spectrum in this investigation. we didn't want to get tunnel vision on anything. >> of course, eric williams' lawyer claims his client had nothing to do with these murders at all. bill? >> any other day this is front page news. what an amazing cycle we are in at the moment. >>> we're just about an hour away from a scheduled fbi news conference on the boston bombings. the request whether the feds will release photos of a suspected person of
circulated widely. one name was eric williams, a former justice of the peace. the reason he's been looked at is because last year he was convicted of theft from office. the man who led that investigation was the d.a. who is now dead and also the assistant d.a. who is also dead. so could that have been a motive in any way? eric williams is being held, but he's being on a charge unrelated to the murder. he's being held for making a terroristic threat according to authorities. now his wife has been taken into custody. and the question is what is the exact link here? did she somehow facilitate? she is the first person to be charged in direct connection with the murders of the district attorney -- the assistant district attorney and cynthia mclelland, the wife of the district attorney. it is those murders that have thrown this community into the depths of fear and concern. and now word of this arrest is going to spread like wildfire, but it leaves open the question what about eric williams? as you heard there, another news conference is anticipated tomorrow and it could be then if we learn if
husband who actually pulled the trigger. her husband is this man, eric williams. he is a former justice of the peace from the same county of the murdered prosecutors. his name surfaced immediately in connection to the murders. they both played a role in prosecuting him, costing him his job as a public official when he was convicted of stealing computer equipment from the county's i.t. equipment. within hours of the d.a. and his wife being found dead, police went to visit eric williams. they decided to not arrest him but swabbed his hand for gunpowder residue and looked at his cell phone. with he know that happened because eric williams told us so in a bizarre interview he did in dallas, ft. worth. this interview happened april 2nd. it's the only news outlet we know that he has spoken with. would only let them interview him with the cell phone camera and not the camera and crew that they had on scene. he said he was cooperating with police and that he did not do it. >> i've cooperated with law enforcement. i certainly wish them the best in bringing justice for this just incredibly egg gr
authorities searching the home of eric williamings it is part of their probe with kaufman district attorney. >> williams was in court not named as a suspect in the killings but held on bond. last year they had prosecuted him and he lost job as a result. dom, you have followed this for weeks now. what can you tell us about the latest arrest? >> here is a link between eric william mike mccleland who killed. williams was caught on camera helping himself to office equipment while he was justice of the peace. he is appealing his conviction for that and he is claiming that mike and mark were out to get him because they didn't like him. they're tight-lipped about this, harris and the arrest warrant underlying affidavit is sealed by the judge. williams was questioned by the test and and questioned by the police. this is it video of williams questioned over the theft of the equipment ask not with regard of the arrest. the terrorist threat is one of the several leads that they are following wup harris. >> people may hear of a three million dollar bond. what is the reason for that? >> it certainly is
wife in their home last month. authorities arrested 46-year-old eric williams. he's charged with making a terroristic threat after searching his home. williams is the former justice of the peace in kaufman county, a position he lost last year, when the d.a.'s office convicted him of theft. he has not been named a suspect in the murders. >>> in augusta, georgia, tiger woods is once again the center of controversy. it stems from a penalty during yesterday's action at the masters. woods hit a shot into the water on the 15th hole, and was forced to take a ball drop. he went on to explain his actions in an interview last night with espn. >> i looked over the drop area, it wasn't very good, into the grain, tough shot. so i went back to where i was and i took two yards, you know, further back and tried to hit my shot another two yards off of what i felt like i hit it. >> and that's where the trouble began. for more, i'm joined by dave briggs of nbc sports. what happened? >> tiger had three options there. he chose to drop, as he said, near his original shot, but as we later learned, was two yar
.a. and his wife in texas. a former justice of the peace, eric williams is the h custody. he's not been named as a suspect. authorities searched his home friday. he was prosecuted last year by williams for stealing computer monitors. anonymous e-mails threatening attacks have been traced back to williams. >>> mapping in los angeles, free meningitis vaccinations are be offered. they've teamed up with the aids foundation. the response is directed at gay men who are at risk for the infecti infection. >>> a brother and sister reported missing by their mother was later found in a neighbor's above-ground pool. the 7-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy were unconscious when pulled from the pool. the pool's owner had been cited for an improper fence. >>> well watchers in puget sound are getting up close and personal. a huge fin whale was washed ashore in a public part. it was dead. half of the body was gone. it did not stop the crowds from gtherring to get a feel for what a real whale is like. >> it almost leaves you speechless. it's sad that such a beautiful creature is dead like this. then it's like,
with the assistant district attorney all murder ed and now the former justice of the peace is under arrest. eric williams is under arrest. he is charged with making a terroristic threat, not the murders. police also search way storage unit that could be connect odd the case. a-. >> a port canaveral police officer is under arrest today charged with bringing targets resembling trayvon martin to a gun range. trayvon martin was shot and killed last year. sergeant ron king was leading a target practice with two office irs and a civilian when he pulled out the targets asks and asked if they wanted to use them, they said no. >> washgers helping compleen up the park from superstorm sandy say they're not going to do it anymore unless they get paid. they say they haven't been paid in weeks. rodney says he was promised good pay when he came to help and now r now he's close to losing his home. >> it's been tough. >> the original contract for the clean up was sub contracted out to several companies but the latest disappeared. theoriginal contractor is stepping up and offering to pay. >> we have a hero s
with the murders of a district attorney. his wife and assistant da near dallas. eric williams appears to be the primary focus. former justice of the peace booked yesterday on charges including making terroristic threats. and investigators searched the home. more tonight on how residents are dealing with the tragedies. >> lord, protect them. >> reporter: among the hundreds of people who wrapped around the kaufman county courthouse praying sunday afternoon. >> if you have faith in god he will answer you. he know it going to foresake you. >>> after the murders, many people here are resorting to their faith to restore normalcy. prayer here at scoffman county courthouse is not rare. it happens almost on a daily basis. they parade for peace. hope. and healing. >> i pray for the others in my community. the families who have been affect by what went on. my prayer is for them and the community. >> following sunday's services, congregations from across the county united for the massive gathering. >> we have been seeking god for answers for our community. that's why he is starting to answer us n
.a. in kaufman county, texas. eric williams was charged with capital murder in the deaths of mike and cynthia mcwheelland. according to investigators williams had a history with mccell lad. williams is being held on a $3 million bond. >>> secretary of state john kerry wrapped up a trip to asia monday and he continues to call on north korea to reenter peace talks with the u.s. and its allies. >> tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: north korean celebrated the birthday of kim il song, but no missile launch. secretary of state john kerry met with japanese prime minister monday morning. >> one thing is for certain. we are united. he says the u.s. and japan are hoping to -- are opening to negotiations to deescalate tensions in the region. >> the burden is on pyongyang. north korea must take meaningful steps to show it will honor commitment it is has already made and it has to observe laws and the norms of international behavior. >> reporter: that seems unlikely. north korean state tv dismissed the south korean offer to enter peace talks as a crafty trick. secretary kerry says the u.s. is workin
and the prosecutor according to a dallas news. eric williams was arrested saturday on a terroristic threat charge. the report says he could be charged with murder as early as tomorrow. in the wake of those killings officials in kaufman, texas, have been on heightened alert. they traced an e-mail. he stole county equipment last year in a case prosecuted by mike mcclel land and dan hasse. williams attorney says he has had no involvement in the killing. he has been cooperative. >>> finally, ending on a much happier note, former president george w. bush and his wife laura welcomed their first grandchild. jenna gave birth to margaret laura mila. both jenna and mila are healthy. the familiar will is, as expected, elated. congratulations, jenna. >>> as always, why are you awake? send us an e-mail or tweet me. we'll read the best responses later in the show. still ahead on "way too early," adam scott is your masters champion. this one needed more than just four rounds. we'll show you all the drama that led the australian to his first green jacket. >>> then we'll head to the water cooler. why will ferrell
of the murders saturday. eric williams is a former justice of the peace convicted of stealing government computers. he and his attorney told reporters he had nothing to do with the murder but he had death threats he made. he lost his job and law license and is serving two years probation. his conviction is on appeal. he's not been named a suspect or person of interest. >> shepard: the community takes time to mourn the dead. >> that's right. there's a public memorial service for the mclellands on thursday. we're told the county courthouse and government buildings will be closed in the afternoon so people can mourn the death. governor rick perry will attend. it's a private service on friday. the mclellands a five children, all adult, including one who is a dallas police officer. this came to light that the mclellands installed a motion detector outside their house that would have picked up anybody coming to the house but it was not hooked up. >> shepard: dan trunk springer. thank you. with us, the reporter who broke the news story of the texas prosecutor withdrawing from the aryan brotherh
and charged a former justice of the peace with making a terrorist threat. eric williams, seen here of north texas, is in police custody and his home was searched yesterday as part of the investigation. williams age 46, has not been named a suspect though in the march 30th death of mike mclelland or his wife cynthia or mike hasse as he was leaving work. and the reason why, he says he lost his job. keep you posted. >> kelly: cleanup efforts underway in kentucky after a series of powerful storms ripped through the area. brand new video showing trees uprooted from ground. several homes and farms reporting serious damage and the national weather service says there were straight line winds up to 95 miles per hour. listen to residents describe the impact of that. >> it's probably half mile long here. >> and watching it all, watch this stuff go away. it's amazing what it can do. >> and they see the damage going on and meteorologist janice dean is live in the weather center. straight line winds are no joke, janice. >> no, we saw over a dozen tornados last week and one of the deadly tornados, an ef 3
, texas, home of a man who knew the victims, eric williams. williams is a former kaufman county justice of the peace. he was fired last year after being convicted of stealing computer equipment from the county. >> there's three monitors missing. one's on your desk right now. where are the others at? >> reporter: assistant district attorney mark hasse and mclelland prosecuted the case. hase was killed in january outside the courthouse. mclelland and his wife were found shot to death in their home last month. williams denied any involvement in an interview two weeks ago. >> my heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy, and especially to the people that work at the courthouse. >> reporter: his attorneys said williams has cooperated with law enforcement, and he hopes that the perpetrators are brought to justice. "the dallas morning news" says it was a threatening e-mail traced to williams which led to his arrest yesterday for making terroristic threats. he is not charged with the killings. manuel borjorquez, cbs news, kaufman, texas. >>> now to the weather.
and lawyer eric williams and his wife kim. now, according to the affidavit, kim, not only said that her husband was the gunman and that she drove the car, but also gave them some precise details that had not yet been made public. the alleged get away car that resembled an unmarked police car and some 20 guns were found in a storage shed last weekend. the contents of the shed belonged to the williams. now, eric williams was once a high profile lawyer and newly elected justice of the peace. when he was convicted of stealing three computer terminals from a county building. worth less than $1,500. mark hasy and mike mcclelland handled the case. williams claimed they tampered with evidence and after the trial both hasy and mcclelland began carrying a gun. eric williams' lawyer denies that he is involved in any of this. and he has yet to be charged. you mentioned that news conference begins in 30 minutes. we expect charges will be filed at that time. >> megyn: wow. thank you. the chairman of the house homeland security committee telling me a short time ago that he believes homeland security w
justice of the peace eric williams was arrested saturday and charged with making a terroristic threat. he's being held this morning on a $3 million bond. the arrest of eric williams comes as authorities investigate the murders of kaufman county district attorney mike mclelland, his wife, cynthia, and assistant district attorney mark hasse. hasse was shot in broad daylight in late january. the mclellands were gunned down in their home just two months later. >> it's unnerving to the law enforcement community. it's unnerving to the community at large. >> reporter: investigators have spent the last few weeks combing through cases the two had worked on together, looking for a motive. hasse and mclelland had successfully prosecuted williams for stealing county computer equipment in april of last year. >> there's three monitors missing. one's on your desk. >> mm-hmm. >> right now. where are the others at? >> reporter: he lost his job as a result and received two years' probation. williams was questioned by police shortly after the murders, handing over his cell phone and submitting to a gunshot
, eric williams. a former justice of the peace in kaufman county. convicted of stealing computer monitors from the courthouse. this is surveillance video from the courthouse of williams that was used during his criminal trial. murder victims like mcclelland and mark hasse were leading his investigation. dallas tv station kxad did an interview with williams tuesday. three days after he allowed police investigating the murders to test him for gun residue. >> i've cooperated with law enforcement. i certainly wish them the best in bringing justice for this -- just incredibly egregious act. >> reporter: eric williams lives in this house a mile away from the courthouse where the prosecutors worked. authorities say they are not describing him as a suspect, not describing him as a person of interest. but one law enforcement official briefed on the progress of the investigation says he is an angle they are looking at. williams' lawyer told me over the phone his client is innocent, that he's a diabetic who cannot even walk very well now. authorities do say he passed some tests looking for the gun r
's. kim williams has been charged with capital murder held on a $10 million bond. her husband, eric williams, was also arrested last week. authorities have been recovering threatening emails and several weapons from a storage locker rented by mr. williams. he was accused of stealing county computers last year and authorities say the victims were involved in his prosecution. >>> they went for your electric and phone lines. they almost succeeded on both counts. the latest on south bay sabotage and why investigators are looking at a similar case a few years ago. >> as we await word on the whether the bay bridge will open on time, new information on how those bad bolts were installed without the proper testing. ,, (sir can-a-lot) good day, ma' lady. [muffled] i am sir can-a-lot. i am sir can-a-lot, here to save you from another breakfast bore. wake up those eggs with glorious spam! (woman) hmmm... that's actually a good idea. [nervous giggle] (male announcer) break the monotony. for more fun ideas visit spam.com. utility equipment in >>> sheriff's investigators say there are still no s
for the latest on that. >> reporter: yes, just yesterday, in fact, eric williams was charged with make egg terrorist threat. we are hearing that he could be charged with killing three people, but an fbi spokesperson told fox news, there is no press conference selled scheduled for today or press releases. so williams, not formally charged, according to the spokesperson and not a formal suspect at this time. but the fbi and other authority its sifted through two storage units in texas. they have already turned williams' house upside down of they didn't say what they were looking for, but the evidence recovery team took objects out of the unit, including a white crown victoria, and a raft of reasons have emerged as to why williams might have held a grudge against the prosecutors. he was stripped of his status in a theft conviction and humiliated in a bitter personal battle with the district attorney, mike mcclelland. and the assistant d.a., mark hasse has described williams as evil. he had stolen office equipment. it could be that that was excessive. williams' attorney's office has said no fu
for corruption and prosecuted by the two dead men. eric williams says police met with him at a local restaurant and swabbed his hands for signs of gun residue, but williams he doesn't even own a gun. police are not officially calling him a suspect. >>> meantime, new developments in another deadly shooting involving a prosecutor in colorado. police in the small town of hot sulfur springs, colorado, say an intruder was shot dead monday night inside the home of a deputy district attorney and her sheriff's deputy husband. jim fespellman is live. >> reporter: it was just before monday evening when a 911 call was placed reporting a stranger at this woman and her husband's door, causing a disturbance. that woman is a deputy district attorney in hot sulfur springs. her husband a sheriff's deputy in grand county, colorado. there was an altercation, and this man was shot at that door. wasn't clear whether it was the woman or her husband, but he was shot dead in the torso. early reports are that he was not armed. we do know a lot of people in prosecutor's offices and police around the state here after the
was targeted and the gang-taskcourse is in the area. >>> eric williams is being searched for the district attorney cases of two men gunned down. investigators have not named the former justice of the peace as a suspect. >>> the sequestration is causing people to shut back on park and tours and that included the flight 93 memorial. the director of the national park service says budget cuts are forcing them to reduce access to the area and the other national parks. >> no specific park was singled out. >>> the park board of directors has decided to experiment with night meetings. few people other than bart employees and contractors attend and bart will hold two night meetings to see if more regular riders attend. they will discuss restrictions on bringing bicycles on train. >>> an english teacher telling students to study nazi propaganda and come up with evidence blaming the jews and the district principle says the assignment was ill-conceived. >> i can go from a letter of counsel all the way through termination. there is a broad spectrum, but i am not going to make that decision within the
in france. >>> a former justice of the peace charged with making a terroristic threat. eric williams is being held on a $3 million bond. no other detail rees leased. >>> and u.s. secretary john kerry visits japan another high-level meeting ends with calls for north korea to stand down. will the messages from the u.s., south korea china and japan make any difference to the north? >>> we start with a daring escape from a french prison and now a manhunt. it happened in a town you probably thought only existed in the movies. french police are looking for redoine faid. a modern day gangster fashioned after movie it's with robert de niro in "heat." he held five people including four guards at gunpoint brn blasting the prison doors with explosives to escape. our frederic plight kinn is live from london. fred, how it believed faid got explosives to allegedly do this? >> reporter: yeah, that's really the big question. if you look at the security in that prison it really seems as though there were serious lapses. one of the things we're hearing, apparently that prison has way too many inmates
hours or days. >>> eric williams used to be a justice of the piece in kaufman county. deputies went to his house with a search warrant tied to the murders and arrested him. they are not saying if the arrest is directly connected to the case. >>> adam scott won the masters golf tournament today in a sudden death playoff. he sank a 12-foot birdie putt. tiger woods finished, tied for fourth. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon. ♪ >>> you'd expect this, an ancient city of nearly unparalleled size and beauty to be overrun with tourists, souvenir shops, snack bars, tours on tape, but, no. >> oh, this is stunning. >> you'll encounter some western travelers at bagan's temple sites for sure, but generally speaking they are a hardy bunch. even the bus tours here are not for the feint of heart or weak of spirit. but for the most part you're far more likely to bump into a goat than a foreigner. >> this is so beautiful, so much like an ode to human, you know, beliefs and adoration and worshipping and -- >> slave labor. >> and slave labor. >> i'm thinking you build this many templ
or days. >>> a former lawman is being held on a $3 million bond in texas. eric williams used to be a justice of the peace in kaufman county. that's where two prosecutors were shot dead in recent weeks. deputies went to williams' house with a search warrant, tied to the murders and arrested him. they are not saying if williams' arrest is directly connected to the case. >>> australian adam scott won the masters golf tournament today in a sudden death playoff with argentina's angel cabrera. scott sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to capture the first major title. he's the first australian ever to win the masters. tiger woods finished tied for fourth, four strokes back. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon, keeping you informed, cnn, the most trusted name in news. ♪ >>> you'd expect this, an ancient city of nearly unparalleled size and beauty to be overrun with tourists, souvenir shops, snack bars, tours on tape, but, no. >> oh, this is stunning. >> you'll encounter some western travelers at bagan's temple sites for sure, but generally speaking
lawman is being held in a $3 million bond in texas. eric williams used to be a justice of the peace in kaufman county. that's where two prosecutors were shot dead in recent weeks. deputies went to his house with a search warrant tied to the murders and arrested him. they're not saying if his arrest is directly related to the case. >>> adam scott won the masters golf tournament in a todayen death playoff with angel cabrera. he captured the first major title. he's the first australian ever to win the masters. tiger woods finished tied for fourth. four strokes back. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon keeping you informed, cnn, the most trusted name in news. ♪ >>> you'd expect this, an ancient city of nearly unparalleled size and beauty to be overrun with tourists, souvenir shops, snack bars, tours on tape, but, no. >> oh, this is stunning. >> you'll encounter some western travelers at bagan's temple sites for sure, but generally speaking, they are a hearty bunch. even the bus tours here are not for the feint of heart or weak of spirit. but for the most part you're far
williams with allegedly plotting with her husband to kill a assistant prosecutor mark hasse back in january. also, district attorneymc-lelland and his wife, cynthia last month. she accuses her husband, eric williams, of been the triggerman. he has not been charged in the killings at this time. >> we will be waiting for the president's arrival in boston. we will be right back. [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] i loi ve these shoes. but buwhen they start hurting, i haveha to take them off. until tii found dr. scholl's for her. they sup sport and cushion my feet all day.y. this is ihappiness - happy feet. so, i', ve got energy and style all day. dr. sc. holl's for her . for foheels and flats. i'm i'a believe. welcome back the time is 6:56 a.m.. we're working on a hot spot that is still o box 30 to
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